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Seek and You Shall Find

This has been a tough week.  A tough couple of weeks actually.  We’re busy, busy with the community theater production of The Diary of Anne Frank, which keeps me up past my bedtime every night as I try to bring dignity to the role of Edith Frank, Anne’s mother.  It’s a physically and emotionally exhausting show, not to mention, we’ve got some physical and emotional exhaustion going on in our household right now, so we’re swamped.

And I haven’t written in my gratitude journal or blogged or cared about anything for days.

But today I thought I’d try because it’s finally stopped raining and that beautiful warmth of fall sunshine is peeking through and my fingers are rusty and my words are stopped up in my head and heart and throat and need a voice.

Sometimes I don’t think what I do matters.  Especially right now when dinner is a big accomplishment and there’s no pay stub with my name on it.

But it does matter because everyday, I try and try so hard, to bring a bit of joy to my girls.  And I hope, sometimes, it spreads to you.

Dilly bars on beautiful afternoons.  And that grin.  Oh, that grin.

My toothless first grader with her party favors.
She’s so blessed by so many sweet friends.
Their new favorite book, The Interrupting Chicken.
What else are those cones at soccer practice for?
At least she looks like she knows what she’s doing.  I have no idea.  
She found another one.  Amelia really has a thing for hats.
How can anyone not find joy in this face?

Linking up with Rachel.  And these are a few of my favorite things.

friday favorite things | finding joy
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5 thoughts on “Seek and You Shall Find

  1. So cute. I loved your pictures and your words, “Sometimes I don't think what I do matters. Especially right now when dinner is a big accomplishment and there's no pay stub with my name on it.

    But it does matter because everyday, I try and try so hard, to bring a bit of joy to my girls. And I hope, sometimes, it spreads to you.”

    You brought joy and a smile to me.

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  2. Oh my GOSH, your girls are so cute!!! 🙂 🙂 Thank you for sharing the smiles and joy!

    You are doing SO MUCH by being home with your family. Supporting your husband at home is supporting his work and ministry outside the home. You're having an ETERNAL impact on your husband and children by what you do. Never think that it doesn't matter or that it's not an accomplishment!!

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  3. The beginning of this post made me tear up — I know those feelings — and I love how you redirected those thoughts to finding the beauty, the joy, in the everyday.

    And, yes, I have little ones that use the soccer cones the same way.

    Rachel

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  4. been there, felt this. so glad those sweet little moments are still finding you, smiling at you, and reminding you that what you do matters in a BIG way to someone often too little to say it!

    p.s. we love the interrupting chicken too!

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  5. it does matter – all that time you're putting into to dinners and such, is a way to bless your family and you are showing them so much joy! hope your week is brighter this go around.

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